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Quenneville: Hossa ‘Likely’ To Play In Game 4

Marian Hossa. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Marian Hossa. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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(CBS) After he was a late scratch from Game 3 with an unspecified upper-body injury, Marian Hossa is expected to return for Game 4.

“I’m going to say (Hossa’s) likely to play,” head coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday in Boston. 

Without Hossa in the fold, the Blackhaws were shut out by the Bruins, consequently falling down 2-1 in the Stanley Cup Final.

The 24-year-old Ben Smith replaced Hossa in the lineup without participating in warmups.

“Ben was ready,” Quenneville said. “I know that he was doing everything he can. We were hopeful Hossa was playing and Ben was doing everything to get ready. He was ready.”

The Blackhawks and Bruins will square off Wedneday night in Boston for Game 4, before the series shifts back to Chicago for Game 5 on Saturday.